Shahrukh Birthday Countdown: Early Movies He Should Remake Now! Part 1

This is an idea from Catherine who pointed out that Koyla, for example, is ripe for a remake, all silly action and strong heroine and all that. Which made me think about how many of Shahrukh’s early films had solid original ideas at the center that could be redone now in interesting ways, for instance flipping the genders, or aging everyone up to middle-age.

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SRKajol rewatch, Karan Arjun Part 5-Complete! Finale! Ending! All Spoiled for you right here!

Inspired by Dilwale, I am going through all previous SRKajol films in exhaustive detail!  Karan-Arjun turns out to not be that Kajol-y, but it makes up for it by being super Salman-y.  And super Amrish Puri-y.  And super 90s-y.

(also, SPOILER, in this section Amrish Puri wears a Lavender Jacket!  Just like Salman in the header image!)

(bullet point version of synopsis, for full film, available here.  Part 2 here.  Part 3 here. Part 4 here.  Final part here.)

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SRKajol rewatch, Karan-Arjun Part 4: Lots of Fights, some with Lightning!

So, part one had babies, part two had Kajol, part 3 had “Jaati Hoon Main”, what do we have in this part?  Well, lots of cool violence!  That’s nice, right?  Plus, one very very short SRKajol scene that, frankly, doesn’t even work that well.  Really, come for the SRKajol, stay for the bodies flung through car windows.

(bullet point version of synopsis, for full film, available here.  Part 2 here.  Part 3 here. Part 4 here.  Final part here.)

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SRKajol re-watch: Karan-Arjun synopsis part 3

(bullet point version of synopsis, for full film, available here.  Part 2 here.  Part 3 here. Part 4 here.  Final part here.)

Okay, the last section was AMAZING and had the first onscreen meeting of SRKajol, and basically was the high point of the entire movie.  But the rest of it is okay too, and they do have a few more scenes coming up as well, plus a song (yes, the header image tells the truth, it is time for “Jaati Hoon Main”), so it is worth reading!  And worth my writing it!

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SRKajol re-watch: Karan-Arjun recap, part 2

(No, that header image isn’t a mistake, read on to find out why)

Oh my goodness, I haven’t even gotten to Kajol yet!  I do in this section, and she is WONDERFUL.  And, if you find yourself wondering, “was the SRKajol magic there from the beginning?”, the answer is yes, absolutely, from the very first time they shared a frame together.

(bullet point version of synopsis, for full film, available here.  Part 2 here.  Part 3 here. Part 4 here.  Final part here.)
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Karan-Arjun in Bullet Points

So many more notes here than I made for Bajirao!  It really is a much deeper film.  Or at least faster paced.  I’ll be putting up the full and detailed summary over the next few days, but in the meantime, here is a little preview of all that happens in this wonderful wonderful movie.

(also, how proud am I of the pun in my header image?  SO PROUD)

(bullet point version of synopsis, for full film, available here.  Part 2 here.  Part 3 here. Part 4 here.  Final part here.)

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SRKajol Rewatch begins: Karan-Arjun, Part 1

So, yesterday I started a synopsis of Bajirao Mastani and it got very few views.  Today, I’ll be continuing that, and also posting the first part of my Karan-Arjun rewatch synopsis.  Let’s see which more people read! I’m guessing, it won’t be the one with the ridiculous plot in crazy concept of religion.  That’s right, I’m betting on a win for Karan-Arjun!  Box office-schmox office, SRKajol 4 LIFE!

(bullet point version of synopsis, for full film, available here.  Part 2 here.  Part 3 here. Part 4 here.  Final part here.)

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SRKajol: A historical review

So, with this new movie, there’s going to be a lot of comparisons with past SRKajol films and judgments and greatest hits lists and so on.  So I thought, why not join the party!  Before I’ve even see Dilwale, so my judgement is not yet sullied.  And then I realized, picking a #1 all time best SRKajol film is easy, but the 5 (6, now) after that are hard.

#1, of course, is DDLJ.  I say that not just because it is my favorite movie of all time, but because, objectively speaking, it is the highest quality film they have been in together, and the most beloved.  The script deals with issues ranging from structural feminism to first versus second generation immigrants to marriage as a personal or societal undertaking.  Plus, it has Shahrukh’s all time greatest acting moment:

If you don’t remember all the other awesome bits of the film, YRF conveniently put together this remix for the 20 year anniversary:

(I think I like the remix better than the original, don’t hate me!)

But what comes after DDLJ?

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